Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a coup injury?
2. How does Baden prove the bullet went into John Connally sideways?
3. What did Baden recommend to the MIA team?
4. What does the group find has happened to Kennedy's brain?
5. What happened in St. Louis in 1973 that hindered MIA investigations?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the symptoms of a heroin overdose, and how it kills.
2. What does Baden note in Chapter One is the price of fame when a celebrity dies, and why?
3. Explain how Baden used the digestive system to determine time of death in the Hendricks case.
4. Describe briefly the position of coroner during the reign of King Richard I.
5. Explain what actually happened to Daphne Mellon.
6. Discuss why Baden believes how someone dies is a reflection of how they live.
7. Explain why doctors believed Sunny von Bulow was suffering from low blood sugar on her arrival the third time at the hospital, in spite of EMT belief that she was suffering an overdose.
8. What are the ways mentioned in Chapter Six to identify a body?
9. Explain what Baden and his team found when they became part of the medical review board that monitors prison deaths, and how those issues were addressed.
10. Explain the situation that causes some teenagers and adults to accidentally commit suicide by hanging during sexual experimentation.
Baden discusses the use of forensic medicine to help humanity. After reading the book, how do you think forensic medicine can help humanity beyond locating a cause of death? Do you think this role is important? Why? What does the role of an ME have on criminal trials and other investigations? Is this important? When combined with the knowledge that public opinion can overpower science, is the role of a medical examiner more or less important? Why? Be sure to use concepts from the book to explain your answers.
Explain the case of Paul Fried in detail. What were the original circumstances surrounding Paul's death? What caused further investigation? What role did his wife, Catherine, play? What was their relationship like? Who came forward with information, and what was that information? How was a new cause of death discovered? What was the result? How did the autopsy findings affect this case? What does this say about the importance of a proper autopsy in any case of death?
In the case of Daphne Mellon, it became clear, through Baden's investigation, that Mellon had died of a drug overdose. The case was closed, without locating anyone who attended the party Baden believes she attended, and without speaking with anyone who directly had dealings with Mellon at the party. Do you believe Baden's judgment was biased, based on Mellon's known drug use and history of sexual promiscuity? Or do you believe the evidence found supports his idea of a drug and sex party gone wrong? Explain your answer, using the details from the case. Be sure to mention where she was found, events leading up to the death, her boyfriend's statements, and those of her friends, her actions prior to her death, the findings at the scene, and any other pertinent information.
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